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歌川広重画 芦に鷺
White Heron Standing among Reeds

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1835
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
15 x 5 1/8 in. (38.1 x 13 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
JP2543
Not on view
Signature: Hiroshige hitsu; Seal: Ichiryusai

Inscription: Poem (written in Chinese):
Can this crested head find among reeds a dainty food to accord with its delicate frosty garb?
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds, Flowers, and Buddhist Paradise Imagery in Japanese Art," February 14, 2004–June 13, 2004.

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